Eyes in the Sky

I was recently invited to attend an astronomy evening in Swanage, Dorset. As you can imagine, I didn't have to think twice - an evening watching the night sky with people, who were equally fascinated and captivated by the stars as I am, who can say no? The evening kicked off with with a lecture … Continue reading Eyes in the Sky

Interstellar Explained: It’s Relative

Have you recently seen Interstellar and didn't quite understand the physics behind it? You are not alone in this, but before we delve into the film and¬†analyse the events, we need to better understand Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity. In 1905 Einstein proposed a theory that explains how space and time are linked … Continue reading Interstellar Explained: It’s Relative

Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet

Jupiter, the God of Sky and Thunder and the king of the Gods according to Ancient Roman religion and mythology. The fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in our Solar System, Jupiter's beauty is indisputable. The gas giant has 64 moons, the largest of which are¬†Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They were first … Continue reading Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet